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The Nude Bomb (1980)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Michael York, Jonathan Miller, Omar Sharif and Kabir Bedi were in the running for playing the role of the chief villain Norman Saint Sauvage which was in the end played by Vittorio Gassman. Sharif ended up appearing in the war spy comedy Top Secret! (1984) whilst York ended up appearing as Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers series. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene where Max is driving his desk, chasing he chief the chief's car goes up on two wheels to get past the parked Pinto. As the Chief's car passes the Pinto, the ramp that forces the car up on two wheels can be clearly seen. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Smart: Why, I once knew an agent who went into the Pentagon building in Washington, and was lost for three days!
Agent 22: Three days? I can't believe anyone could get that confused.
Maxwell Smart: Well, let me see. I went in on a Tuesday...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Mostly a plug for the Universal Studios tour
26 December 2005 | by (Jacksonville Beach, FL) – See all my reviews

As another IMDb contributor has noted, it seems very strange that Universal wanted to make a Maxwell Smart movie -- in fact, at the time, there was talk of doing a series of Smart movies a la Inspector Clouseau -- and then went out of its way to remove nearly every element that made "Get Smart!" so funny. Nearly all of Don Adams' supporting cast (esp. Barbara Feldon and Edward "Chief" Platt) are absent here, as are rivalling spy agencies CONTROL and KAOS, as well as *any* of the show's writers or producers. Happily (with the exception of the deceased Platt), they'd all get it right nine years later, for the TV-reunion-movie "Get Smart, Again!" Indeed, as of this writing, that movie is the only "Get Smart" item available on DVD; better that than "The Nude Bomb," at least.


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